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by tlecam
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 62
Views: 8960

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

Very nice quarter by United.

I don't mind the comparisons to DL (and inevitably, in the AA thread, to all three), but the real news for the street is how UAL is doing against their plan. THey're either achieving or exceeding their plan, and the market is responding positively.

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by tlecam
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

A few things: In terminal A, the Berkshire Farms market where Lucky's used to be is open and does have a bar, however a lot less seating that Lucky's had. Terminal A was about as busy as I've ever seen it - Legal's was completely full and the Sky Club in the main terminal was pretty full. Did not go...

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by tlecam
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

For me, I’d prefer the first.

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by tlecam
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Any update to when WN is moving out of A? It's supposed to happen in August I believe, so another month. Massport is just about done adding in the two new gates over on the pier in terminal B and they are also making some upgrades on the inside of the terminal. I haven't flown through there lately ...

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by tlecam
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

From the massport meeting notes from May https://www.massport.com/media/3234/may-board-deck_523_website_watermark.pdf Page 162 A topic I don't believe has been talked about here Boston Sea Plane Service 3 airlines have proposed service out of Boston harbor and cape air has been approved by the FAA,...

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by tlecam
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6279

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

In the recent DL orders of the A321, did DL propose the MAX in the RFP? I’m trying to remember the timing of the Delta RFPs. I think that DL will order the NMA if Boeing ever actually launches it, and I think that they’ll use it to expand on their “non-core hub” growth strategy (I don’t have a bette...

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by tlecam
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

And just like that, all three of the A380 gates will have a use (assuming that they’re on the ground at the same time, which I expect they will be.). Thoughts and prayers to the rampers, ground crew, ATC and any other plane trying to taxi out of Terminal E. Maybe AirFrance will bring the whale next?

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by tlecam
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

A few quick notes from my flight this morning. Terminal A - Lucky's replacement appears to be Berkshire Farms, and it does look like it will have a bar. I got a picture from the SkyClub, which I'll try to remember to post. I didn't wander down to A10 this morning, but I wonder if that little corner ...

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by tlecam
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Add me to the co-exist crowd. It will be interesting to see what happens in the next economic downturn.

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by tlecam
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX
Replies: 92
Views: 14966

Re: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX

enilria wrote:
jfklganyc wrote:
Here come the AA transcon cuts at JFK!

DCA BOS 15 daily on a LCC is a ludicrous waste of slots.

AA/US have done that for decades. Why not an LCC?


Agreed! Plus, B6 services plenty of BOS based business travelers.

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by tlecam
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I agree, especially on the main terminal side of A, that they need to find some more room for restaurant/bar options. Selfishly, I don’t deal with the lines too much because I go to the lounge, but I know that family members have been frustrated - especially when they’re boarding a 767 at A6. The sc...

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by tlecam
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH chooses new Premium Economy Product.
Replies: 23
Views: 5384

Re: LH chooses new Premium Economy Product.

The virgin atlantic premium economy is pretty good. 6’2” and 185 here.

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by tlecam
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Apologies to bring this point up again but are there plans to open another bar on the non-satellite side of A? I’ve never seen anything like that terminal before and am shocked less people have an issue. Nothing like a nice drink before an evening flight and your only options are to wait in a miser...

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by tlecam
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment
Replies: 66
Views: 15702

Re: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment

I’m 6’2” and weigh around 185 and I don’t have any issues sleeping in the old 763/764 J seats. I don’t think I’m below average size. I am curious to see if the foot wells are, in fact, wider. That would be welcome, as I sometimes sleep on my side and it can be tight when sleeping that way.

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by tlecam
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 5250

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

dcaproducer wrote:
DL doesn’t offer free alcohol in standard economy in the continental US. Alcohol is free in Comfort+ on all domestic routes.


DL does offer free alcohol on its shuttle flights in all classes - LGA-ORD, LGA- BOS etc...

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by tlecam
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16592

Re: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?

Wait - are people really taking the position that IAG order of 200 737MAX, announced at major air show, that didn’t even get a competitive bid from the other big aircraft manufacturer, is business as usual and has nothing to do with the fact that the MAX has been pulled out of the air for several m...

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by tlecam
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Flight on 6/24 appears to be a 788 according to Flightradar24

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by tlecam
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 in Chicago 6/19/19
Replies: 49
Views: 7309

Re: Delta A220 in Chicago Today

Except, you know, UA doesn't fly any "cramped RJs" on ORD-LGA. Interesting... Departure Sat, Jul 6 9:00 AM LaGuardia Airport LGA Travel time: 2h 44m 10:44 AM O'Hare International Airport ORD United Economy Embraer RJ-175 UA 3541 Plane and crew by Republic Airlines DBA United Express Depar...

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by tlecam
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16592

Re: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?

Wait - are people really taking the position that IAG order of 200 737MAX, announced at major air show, that didn’t even get a competitive bid from the other big aircraft manufacturer, is business as usual and has nothing to do with the fact that the MAX has been pulled out of the air for several mo...

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by tlecam
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123952

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

I think the VS 339 order makes sense as a transatlantic workhorse. I've flown their 789 from BOS to LHR and from JFK to LHR. I enjoyed both premium economy and the upper class experience. It seems that VS has adapted Delta's rationale that the 789 is overkill for those routes. A 787-10 could have wo...

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by tlecam
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

It would certainly be a change in strategy from what AA is doing now. Which isn't to say that couldn't happen, but AA seems focused on their hubs. If they were going to launch TATL, why would they shut down all of their local northeast feeder routes?

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by tlecam
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 6817

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

For domestic business/first? $5,000? You gots to be kidding. What kind of fool pays this sort of money for something which is only slightly better than economy class? People's employers pay mostly. Really? For domestic travel? Interesting. Mine doesn't. We are allowed to book business for internati...

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by tlecam
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 6817

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

For domestic business/first? $5,000? You gots to be kidding. What kind of fool pays this sort of money for something which is only slightly better than economy class? It's a flat bed. It's not "slightly better than economy class". According to all of the trip reports on Youtube - it is sl...

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by tlecam
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

stl07 wrote:
So how was the Stanley cup transported to the airport and was it placed in the cargo hold or in the cabin? ;) :D


Nice game for the Blues last night - we did not deserve to win based upon Game 7.

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by tlecam
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41061

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Because they are primarily destinations. Focus Cities are markets where the Delta wants to be the premier business airline. The types of customers that Delta is targeting live in places like AUS, BNA, SJC, BOS, NYC, LAX, SEA, ATL but they travel to LAS, TPA, MCO and MSY. Does that make sense? I don...

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by tlecam
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41061

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

To me Delta is redefining the term focus city and applying it liberally to get some free press. Get back to me when they start announcing routes that would suggest a real focus city. RDU and CVG fit the definition in my mind, but I haven't seen anything apart from larger Sky Clubs to suggest a DL f...

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by tlecam
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/11 ... 71009?s=21

Boston-NYC will be 19x day, across JFK, LaGuardia and Newark

Boston-Washington National will be 14x day

Boston-Philadelphia will be ~8x day, every 90min. #JumpStart19
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Ned Russell posted this on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/11 ... 71009?s=21

Boston-NYC will be 19x day, across JFK, LaGuardia and Newark

Boston-Washington National will be 14x day

Boston-Philadelphia will be ~8x day, every 90min. #JumpStart19

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by tlecam
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 15542

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

deleted.

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by tlecam
Tue May 21, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS announce BOM return
Replies: 47
Views: 8497

Re: VS announce BOM return

Virgin Atlantic have announced a return to Mumbai from 27OCT with daily 787-9 operations from LHR. Fills the gap slightly which was left by the demise of 9W. https://blog.virginatlantic.com/virgin-atlantic-makes-welcome-return-to-mumbai/ I understand Jet is gone (DL's partner), but for DL (and thei...

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by tlecam
Tue May 21, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

in a state that seems hell-bent on kicking the can until the can gets stuck in Ted Williams traffic. That's the most accurate description I've read about the state and city plans for public transport. We are moving to Southie at the end of June (on the east side). I have a little used Vespa to get ...

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by tlecam
Mon May 20, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

T-100's are out for November (for International), WS did report, but still have not filled in for October so Canada numbers are still not correct for Quarter or YTD. Report Set Up 1. Analysis is Month, quarter, YTD and Month by Month 2. 2, Summary Page by Region 3 BOS pages – showing routes from Bo...

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by tlecam
Tue May 14, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Also, someone awhile back posted that Lucky's was boarded up - I hadn't seen that and now I'm depressed! Not sure what is going there instead.

I asked a few people and haven't really gotten an answer as to what is going in there.

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by tlecam
Tue May 14, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I think it's only landside - similar to EWR and JFK. Airside would be nice (especially for DL / SkyTeam), but probably prohibitively expensive. Even with Delta's expansion at BOS, I still don't think it will ever be a connecting hub in the way that ATL/MSP/DTW/SLC are. UA and AA have minimal connect...

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by tlecam
Tue May 14, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts ORD
Replies: 71
Views: 13276

Re: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts

[quote=“tphuang”] They've cut this route to once a day plenty of times before. Not sure what they are doing here still. Just as a comparison from Q4. They are far away the weakest here. I'm not sure what's the point of this route for them given where i think LAX ranks in their focus cities/hubs. Cit...

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by tlecam
Sun May 12, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

More Delta expansion in the OAG thread, including 2x to Miami, starting in Jan. DL BOS-FLL JAN 1.3>2[1.0] FEB 1.0>2[1.0] DL BOS-MCO JAN 3>4[3] FEB 3>4[3] **DL BOS-MIA DEC 0>0.7[0] JAN 0>2[0] FEB 0>2[0] DL BOS-MSY FEB 0>0.2[0] DL BOS-PBI DEC 0.3>0.7[0.4] JAN 1.0>2[1.0] FEB 1.0>2[1.0] I said "add...

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by tlecam
Wed May 08, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I think that the problem with Terminal A is the rapid Delta growth. It's very true that it can be very hard to find a seat at Legal's or Lucky's (which actually has surprisingly good food - at least for what I order, which is almost always the greek salad with chicken). The little kiosk also has sur...

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by tlecam
Tue May 07, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Yes, they loaded the 767 to London on A6 quite a bit last summer. Wouldn't be surprised to see any of the 757/767 flights do the same this year. I thought Terminal A was busy during the late afternoon / early evening rush last year - this year is going to be bananas from about 3:00 on because there ...

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by tlecam
Tue May 07, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Thanks for the heads up on the board meeting!

Looking at slide 49, it looks like Terminal A is going to get more interesting in the afternoons and evenings in about two weeks - Lisbon and Edinburgh 757 flights start May 23rd.

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by tlecam
Mon May 06, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

No sure, but with the dump of capacity into the market, i'm not surprised that they did.

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by tlecam
Wed May 01, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1001
Views: 143356

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

No surprise, although it took them long enough. I wonder if the launch was because of the Jet shut down, not in spite of. The Jet shut down eliminated a lot of options for DL loyalists to get to India. I agree that the connections on the India side need to be sorted. They need to have service to Del...

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by tlecam
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM: can only continue if the French abandon power thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 10116

Re: Air France - KLM

I think you have two underlying issues which all the others stem from. 1 - Cultural differences. The French will, want to forever be seen to offer things like intercontinental First class and keep up some kind of premium image. The Dutch are happy to take a line closer to Delta and offer a reasonab...

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by tlecam
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Back when United was in C, the San Francisco bound 757/767s often used C17.

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by tlecam
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Perhaps the underlying reason for all the problems is that the US is a 3rd world country masquerading as a first world country. If those in charge would do a really good job, then every large infrastructure program would be holistically approached instead of everyone having their own little kingdom...

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by tlecam
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I use BOS every week and take the 6:50 am flight to ORD from B. IMO, A and E are the best in terms of passenger pickups and drop-offs. B is a hit and miss. There are great days and sometimes a nightmare. The biggest holdup typically always happens to C. C and E incidentally also share the same ride...

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by tlecam
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/28/2019: AA Adds DFW-SAP/TGU,MIA-SCU;BA Exits FLL;KL Back in BOS for Winter;AM/WN/D8 Roll MAX Cuts Forward
Replies: 66
Views: 11677

Re: OAG Changes 4/28/2019: AA Adds DFW-SAP/TGU,MIA-SCU;BA Exits FLL;KL Back in BOS for Winter;AM/WN/D8 Roll MAX Cuts For

adamh8297 wrote:
washingtonflyer wrote:
DL calling it quits on competition routes out of BOS?


DL pushed back the start dates on these routes until end of September. Example the 4x daily BOS-EWR starts 9/30.


I forget the exact reason, but it has something to do with the timing of getting the remaining gates in Terminal A back.

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by tlecam
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

My 815 from LGA-ORD is delayed until 1PM.

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by tlecam
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Could be the ORD weather yesterday.

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by tlecam
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 141633

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

We’re using “business travel” as one monolithic thing. The reality is that there is a lot of segmentation in there. For smaller companies like startups that are based in Boston/Cambridge/Somerville, my understanding is that B6 does very well with corporate contracts. For the large companies and cons...

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by tlecam
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1295
Views: 167140

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

My folks just got back from a trip to the Dalmatian coast - connected through MUC; 346 on the way out, 359 on the way back. They prefer the 346, although they didn't elaborate and I didn't ask.

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by tlecam
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory
Replies: 92
Views: 15599

Re: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
c933103 wrote:
Longer than SFO-GUM?


GUM is not part of any of the 50 states. It's a territory, thus it's not domestic per se. Distance-wise, it's longer, per gcmap.


What?

Territories are domestic as the name "US Territory" implies.

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